National Association of Black Accountants awards scholarship to accounting major Keirra Williams
Keirra Williams, an accounting major, received the Marie Farrell-Donaldson Scholarship at the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on May 20. One student who demonstrates outstanding scholastic achievement in the accounting field receives the award each year. NABA awards the scholarship in honor of Marie Farrell-Donaldson, Michigan’s first female African-American certified public accountant.
“I was very excited to receive this award. I find that this award will allow me to further pursue my educational goals,” said Williams.
Williams currently serves as president of Wayne State University’s NABA student chapter. In this role she organizes volunteer, fraternal and employer events for members. She also participated in the Young Women, Strong Leaders Conference held at Wayne State in 2009, which she described as an outstanding networking opportunity.
“Wayne State has allowed me to improve my networking skills and land an internship through continuous career workshops and networking events with employers,” Williams said.
Her networking efforts led to internships with Wayne State’s Internal Audit department and Ernst and Young.
Williams will graduate with her accounting degree next May and plans to earn her Master of Science in Accounting by 2013. After taking the CPA exam she intends to pursue a career in public accounting.